The Jericho School District is pleased to announce that seven Jericho High School students were recently named semifinalists and 14 students were named Commended Students in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Jericho High School students Daniel Choe, Joanne Han, Grace Hu, Spencer Lee, Cindy Lu, Christopher Xu, and Patrick Xu were named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These scholastically talented students now have the opportunity to compete for many scholarships that will be offered next spring.
Approximately 1.6 million juniors in over 22,000 high schools across the U.S. entered the 2017 National Merit Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Semifinalists, who represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, are made up of the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
Fourteen Jericho High School seniors were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These students, Shimona Agarwal, Ethan Cai, Daniel Cao, Andrew Deng, Faisal Karim, Justin Kim, Michael Lai, Matthew Masheb, Adam Pahlavan, Madelaine Rangel, Michael Roberts, Matt Wang, Zhitong Wang, and Aaron Yoon were recognized for outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of the students who entered the 2017 National Merit Program by taking the 2015 PSAT/NMSQT.
“We are very proud of all of our students that have been recognized as Semifinalists and Commended students,” said Superintendent of Schools Hank Grishman. “All of these young men and women serve as exceptional role models for students in our district.”